About the site: Topical questions, campus experts, public opinion

Today, UC Berkeley is widely known as the preeminent public university in America. Years ago, Berkeley was known as the home of the Free Speech Movement. The Berkeley Blog bridges these two worlds.

We created this interactive site to give voice to the ideas and opinions of our professors in a forum that encourages public comment. Our authors include more than 175 UC Berkeley professors and scholars who share their thoughts on topical national and global issues. As the nation searches for answers to a litany of burning questions and issues, this site serves as a virtual blackboard for the game-changing ideas pulsing around the campus.

The thoughts expressed here are not that of the University, not official, not predictable, and not of one mind. As in the spirit of the Free Speech Movement, the thoughts expressed here are those of the individual authors.

We welcome your comments. The ground rules for joining the conversation, drawn from the UC Berkeley Principles of Community, are as follows:

  • Stay on topic. We will remove posts that rant far afield.
  • Be civil and respectful of others, even if you disagree with their posts.
  • Don’t get personal.